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Curriculum

Geography: L.I. Name countries in the Northern/Southern hemisphere

 

Teaching:

Show children a globe, and locate the UK. How would you describe its position? Explain that we have technical words for the top and bottom parts of the Earth. Reveal the word ‘hemisphere’. Invite children to use their mathematics vocabulary to explain what the word means (halfsphere). Instead of top and bottom, we use Northern and Southern to describe the two parts. How could you describe the UK’s position now? (In the Northern Hemisphere). Locate other countries on the globe and describe in a similar way.

What’s in the Middle? Show children a flat world map in the board and point out the line separating the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Explain that this is called the Equator, and splits the world into two equal halves. Point out the similarity with words like equal and equality, and discuss why this is the case. What countries are located along the Equator?

 

Activity

 

Row 4: Children choose one of the countries located along the equator and research key information about it using the Countries of the Equator Activity Sheet.

Children choose one of the countries located in the Southern Hemisphere and research key information about it using the Countries of the Southern Hemisphere Activity Sheet.

Row 3: Children choose one of the countries located in the Southern Hemisphere and research key information about it using the Countries of the Southern Hemisphere Activity Sheet.

 

Row 1 and 2: Children choose  one of the countries located in the Northern Hemisphere and research key information about it using the Countries of the Northern Hemisphere Activiry sheet. 

History

LI: To explore Stone Age tools and their uses.

 

Talk about the early stone age humans and about our ideas on how they lived. Explain that archaeologists have found evidence of very early tools: the first humans used sharp stones as tools. The fact that humans began to use stone – a material found in nature that is very hard and can produce very sharp edges when fractured - is crucial to our development and our evolution away from other animal species.

Go through PowerPoint (Stone Age tools) and look at images of different tools.

Ask your child;

Which tools do you think were used earlier in the Stone Age? Why do you think that? How did they develop and improve their tools?

 

 

 

 

Activity

Complete the History sheet in your work pack

Row 1 - To identify tool and complete missing word section.

Row 2  -To predict how it was made and used, to complete missing word section.

Row 3 and 4 - To predict how it was made and what it was used for

Awards

Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark